A 16-year-old male asked:
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does the uvula feel like anything? asides from putting fingers in mouth also why does back of my throat feel like there's nothing at the back?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
As it looks, similar: to the lining in your mouth, soft and moist, warm. The back of your throat is not meant to be touched or handled by your fingers. Otherwise, you'll stimulate the gag reflex and vomit. Food is the safest thing that can touch the back of your throat when eating or swallowing. There's no gag reflex induced by it when chewed properly. Great question!
Answered on Apr 2, 2016
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